Building a sustainable future
Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) is a non-profit organisation providing leadership in environmentally sustainable practices for green building design and development in Qatar.
Established in 2009 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, QGBC is part of Qatar Foundation. Its mission is threefold: to generate awareness, create understanding and initiate education; to develop a clear set of environmental and green building guidelines; and to support and pursue research and development.
Qatar’s National Vision 2030 makes clear that to be sustainable, the country’s development needs must be balanced with the protection and preservation of the environment. To support this, QGBC focuses on a number of areas to raise awareness and build capacity. This includes focusing on technical expertise development, research and development, and sustainability education and training. It works with a range of experts and government stakeholders to increase awareness and knowledge of green building practices, and build the capacity of industry professionals.
Qatar Sustainability Week, which will take place in October-November this year, is a QGBC initiative that serves as a unique platform to promote Qatar’s sustainability vision, as well as allowing for the wider community to engage with those leading the change. It is also an opportunity for stakeholders to showcase their innovative and practical solutions to the environmental challenges faced by Qatar and the wider region.